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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 31st, 2015

Forsyth

Kenneth Charles Priddy, 74, Cumming
Kenneth Charles Priddy, 74, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Concord, NC.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Ken loved spending time with his family and enjoyed spoiling ...

Gwinnett

Wendell P. Blount, 80, Buford
Wendell P. Blount, age 80, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-nine years and the love of h ...

Hall

Carl Henry Grizzle, 97, Gainesville
Carl Henry Grizzle, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:00am in the Chapel o ...
Mrs. Lillian Mae (Elliott) Simonds, age 88, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at her residence at Morningside.         ...
Ellsworth Smith, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ellsworth “Smitty” Smith, age 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Rogers Smith; and step ...

Lumpkin

Hoyt Curtis Porter, 96, Dahlonega
Hoyt Curtis Porter age 96 of Dahlonega died May 3l, 2015 at a private nursing home. Mr. porter was born in Hoschton, Ga.  April 30, 1919 to Hubert Porter and Mattie Lance Port ...

Other

Phillip Johnson, 57, Alpharetta
Phillip Johnson 57 of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on May 31st, 2015. Visitation will be from 6-7pm on Thursday June 4th. Memorial services will be held at 7pm in the Chapel of the f ...
Charles Tucker, 75, Gibson
Charles Tucker, age 75 of Gibson, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mae Tucker of Gibson, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and ...

Stephens

Robert Ernest Carter, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Ernest Carter, age 86 of 7901 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Henry Candler and Myrtle Hollan ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.